Open your home to a Pierce College international student
Gaining exposure to a new culture is easy, affordable, and exciting when families host international students in their homes. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is now seeking host families for several international students this academic year.
Most Pierce College international students are college-age but may be older or younger. And, while students may come from all over the globe, most are from different parts of Asia. Students have basic to advanced English language skills and will be taking classes at Pierce College in Lakewood. They will be looking to their host families to help them learn American culture and language.
“Families really enjoy the cultural learning both they and the students get,” said Angela Parisotto, Pierce College’s international homestay coordinator. “It’s a great cultural exchange for all involved.”Host families and students often make lasting connections.
Students pay a monthly stipend to host families to cover expenses. In exchange, host families provide the student with their own furnished bedroom and meals (several meal options are available), and live no farther than a short commute by bus to and from Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood.
Pierce College housing staff will arrange for a home visit and the host must provide a list of references, attend an orientation session for new host families, and pass a background check.
To learn more about hosting an international student, call (253) 964-6593